Sunday August 31st, 2014
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2015: Jonathan in the people’s court

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Jonathan-Omisore1

Never in the history of Nigeria has a non-governmental organization, under the aegis of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria(TAN), moved with passion for the unrivaled good leadership precepts and love for the masses already evidenced by the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan taken up the initiative to guide the citizens ahead the coming 2015 general elections.

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Abia 2015: How Orji’s successor will emerge —Emuchay

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tHEO-Orji

Ambassador Okey Emuchay hails from Azumini in Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State. He just voluntarily retired after 31 years of meritorious service in the foreign service including his last post as Nigeria’s Consular General to South Africa. He recently declared his intention to contest for governorship. Emuchay speaks on his plan for Abia in this interview.

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2015: Why Mr. President must run and win

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President Goodluck Jonathan with PDP chieftains at the party's rally for August 9 governorship election in Osun State.

The political march towards 2015, despite the avalanche of uncertainties deliberately engineered by unfriendly friends, hell bent on bringing the heavens down, has once again placed our continued unity on the Road To Golgotha. Golgotha, the final place of crucifixion also known as the Place of Skull represents two variables. These are absolute destruction as typified by the skull and absolute redemption as believed by the Christians in the crucifixion of Christ

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Mr. President’ll give positive answer for 2015 — Ogidi

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Jonathan-hands-head

Honourable Ogidi Ben Bara is the Director-General, House2House for Democracy. In this interview, he bares his mind on the call for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, and what his organisation wants to do to achieve this

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Delta at 23: Reflections on Ibori

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Chief James Ibori

There have been a flurry of fire-works, inter-denomination religious services, and such other events to herald the coming of age of one of the frontline states in the country because of her enormous contributions in terms of petro-Naira and other such varied contributions. There is no doubt that we have a lot to celebrate as a mark of statehood especially with the vast network of infrastructural developments traversing Delta since it was severed from Bendel State, in 1991.

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Is APGA going into extinction?

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Gov Peter Obi, Late Odumegwu Ojukwu and Victor Umeh

THESE are really not good times for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

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Ikimi and Tinubu: An Acrimonious divorce

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Chief Tom Ikimi and former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Chief Tom Ikimi who led the committee of the legacy parties that formed the All Progressives Congress, APC last Tuesday walked away from the party strewing his exit route with ideological and personality issues that could endanger Nigeria’s only formidable opposition party

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Boko Haram: Lawyers condemn govt, proffer solution

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Itse Sagay

The war against the Boko Haram insurgency is one that most Nigerians want to be waged on all fronts and won as fast as possible, so that life can go on for most Nigerians, who depend on daily efforts to survive.

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Ekiti Elections: Corper recounts experience

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Adebola Odubitan

By Morenike Taire When Adebola Odubitan was posted to Ekiti State for her mandatory national service, little did she know she would undertake such a sensitive and potentially dangerous national assignment as that of an electoral officer. In this eye witness account of the June Ekiti gubernatorial elections, a National Youth Corp member who participated

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No plan to form alliance with Jonathan, others – PDM

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President Jonathan

The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) has said that it had no plan to form alliance with anybody including President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 general elections unless he defects to the party.

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Sowing and reaping in PDP

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PDP Special National Convention: Delegates casting their votes at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The political configuration cum conspiracy that forced Admiral Murtala Nyako from office as governor of Adamawa State was one that many predicted would not last long. So, it was not surprising that once Nyako was eased out of the way that the many political stakeholders who conspired against him took up battle, one against another.

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Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Posterity ‘ll judge — Onyebuchi

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GOV.  SULLIVAN CHIME OF ENUGU STATE (R) WITH HIS DEPUTY, MR
SUNDAY ONYEBUCHI (L) ON HIS RETURN TO ENUGU AFTER OVER 4 MONTHS
OF ABSENCE ON FRIDAY

I can say that I am not very surprised by the decision of the panel and I can also say that I am not disappointed. I would have been surprised if they had done anything differently. They had difficulty hiding their bias. Any human being doing anything honest and transparent will naturally be happy to have it witnessed by the public and especially the media.

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Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Onyebuchi brought woe on himself — Nnamani

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Ken Nnamani

The impeachment process against the erstwhile deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi popularly famed as Chicken Impeachment came to a climax on Tuesday with Onyebuchi’s removal from office by the 24 member state House of Assembly.

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Nasarawa: Legislators’ new plot to oust Almakura

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Nasarawa-House-of-Assembly

MEMBERS of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly are dogged in their pursuit of ensuring that Governor Tanko Almakura is impeached on account of the 16-count allegations against him.

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LG Funds: Our different story in Plateau by Muftwang, ALGON Secretary

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Muftwang

Mr. Caleb Muftwang, the chairman of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and the secretary of the state branch of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in this interview responds to questions on his stewardship, the relationship between the state and the council and applauds the exceptional shrewdness and sincerity of the Jonah Jang administration in the matter of council funds Excerpts:

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Kwara 2015: Royal endorsement alters political calculations

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Abdulfatah-Ahmed

THE spate of endorsements ahead of the 2015 governorship elections in Kwara State, has so far indicated that predicting the eventual outcome of the race might not come easy like in the past.

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Nyako was a liability to us in APC — Danladi Lawal

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Lawal

The recently elected APC National Vice- Chairman for the North-East, Mr Danladi Lawal is very confident that his party will defeat the ruling PDP at the governorship by-election scheduled for October 11. In this interview, he gives reasons why the APC would win the election.

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2015: Uduaghan is Delta South sole senatorial candidate — Ukori

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Gov Uduaghan

Mr. Jude Ukori is a political leader and an administrator from Egbema Kingdom, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Ukori is presently the Executive Secretary of Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation EGCDF.

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Delta’s soft spot for women

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Bolaji Abdullahi, Namadi Sambo; Blessing Okagbare; Goodluck Jonathan; Okagbare's Coach, Mr Daniel Esemunor and Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta during a reception in honour of the Silver medalist at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday (

The Delta administration has achieved much in pushing women towards greater heights, the most visible being the Olympic and World Championship medallist, Blessing Okagbare. The Emmanuel Uduaghan administration is also winning accolades in other dimensions

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Cross River 2015: The myth around Imoke, Duke and I — Gershom Bassey

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Gershom Bassey

In Cross River State, the trio of former Governor Donald Duke, Governor Liyel Imoke and Mr. Gershom Bassey were at the core of a famed power matrix that plotted the political pattern in Cross River State at the onset of the Fourth Republic.

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Edo 2015: Oshiomhole’s time is passing away — Ugbomhe

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Oshiomhole

Pascal Ugbomhe is Director of Organization/Operations of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He was a two-time member of the State House of Assembly, and before then, a local government council chairman and former vice-chairman of the party in the state. Ugbomhe is now in the race for the Edo North Senatorial ticket of his party and in this interview he speaks on reinventing the party in the state and how it is poised to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC

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Benue: Fresh labour crisis for Suswam

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Gov Suswan

Few weeks after successfully resolving its differences with striking primary school teachers which led to the closure of primary schools for about eight months, Benue state is at a crossroads again.

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Adamawa 2014: Ribadu and the many conspiracies

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Nuhu Ribadu

Given that former Governor Murtala Nyako was removed from office by the convergence of many conspiracies, it is no surprise that the election to replace him is equally laced with many intrigues, the latest of which is the script to shove Nuhu Ribadu as the favoured candidate of the ruling party ahead of those who conspired against Nyako and his erstwhile deputy, Bala Ngilari

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2015: Lagos PDP has learnt from past mistakes — Dosunmu

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Dosumu: Flag bearer for Lagos PDP

Barely six months to the 2015 gubernatorial election in Lagos State, Dr. Ade Shamsideen Dosunmu (MON), the 2011 candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who has declared his interest to re-contest, says in this interview that the party has overcome the disunity that led to the acrimonious primaries, which prevented it from getting hold of Lagos in past elections, since 1999. He boasts that PDP now has all that it takes to get hold of Lagos to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Lagosians

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Shettima calls for calm over Boko Haram’s `caliphate’

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TERROR ATTACK—Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, inspecting a burnt mosque and some houses after Sunday's attack by a terror group in Kawuri, Konduga Lga of the state, where about 85 persons died and 300 houses destroyed. Below: Governor Shettima visits some victims of the attack in the hospital. Photos: NAN & Inusa Ndahi.

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Monday advised residents of the state to remain calm following alleged proclamation of Islamic State in Gwoza by Boko Harm insurgents.

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Adamawa by-election: Ribadu pledges not to disappoint PDP leadership if elected

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Ribadu

Former EFCC boss Nuhu Ribadu has promised not to disappoint the leadership of the PDP if he emerged as the next Adamawa governor come Oct.11.

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Confab: Jonathan didn’t interfere — Akinyemi, deputy chair

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Professor Bolaji Akinyemi was Foreign Affairs Minister

With the successful deliberations and adoption of the resolutions of the National Conference by the 494 delegates, the leadership has made history by breaking the jinx that has often attended previous confabs. In this interview, Deputy Chairman of the National Conference, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi, speaks on the factors that brought about the success and its implications for Nigeria and its future.

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APGA defections: Ekwunife, Reps running from their sins — Umeh

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Victor Umeh

NATIONAL Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, in this interview punctured claims that the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi resigned his position as APGA Board Of Trustees, BoT, chairman as a result of the dominance of the party by some interests. He also said there is a point of convergence between the recent mass defection in APGA and the defectors desire for automatic return tickets to the National Assembly, NASS.

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Impeachment: Why I’m being persecuted – Enugu Dep Gov

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

EMBATTLED Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has said that his problem with Governor Sullivan Chime which led to the impeachment proceeding against him began the moment he expressed interest to contest Enugu East senatorial seat in 2015.

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2015: Why Jonathan should run with Sambo — Senator Braimoh

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Yisa-Braimoh

Senator Yisa Braimoh (Edo North from 2007-2011) has been a recurring decimal in the nation’s political arena since the ill-fated third republic. He was a running mate on the National Republican Convention (NRC) gubernatorial ticket in Edo State in 1991; and was in the botched Abacha transition programme leader of the National Congress Party of Nigeria (NCPN). In this interview, he speaks, among others, on the achievements of the President Jonathan administration, the president’s second term in office and why Vice President Namadi Sambo should be retained on the re-election ticket

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2015: Ahmed in the Kwara people’s court

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Abdulfatah Ahmed

Stakeholders in Kwara South have urged the leadership of All Peoples Congress (APC)to present Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for second term in 2015 gubernatorial election.
The stakeholders, which include artisans, market men and women, students, teachers,NULGE, farmers,CAN, imams, the Fulanis, transporters, community development associations non-political stakeholders among others made the demand when the Forum of Kwara South Political Appointees, met them in town hall meetings to sensitise them on voters registration cards ahead of 2015 general elections.

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Osun is temporary setback; PDP will capture S-west in 2015 — Senator Balogun

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Senator Lekan Balogun represented Oyo West at the Senate between 1999 and 2003. A member of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Oyo Chapter, the Osi-Olubadan (third in hierarchy to the Olubadan throne), in this interview, is definite on the chances of his party in next year’s gubernatorial election in Oyo, asserting that because of the anti-people policies of the All Progressives Congress, APC- led government in the state, Governor Abiola Ajimobi would be the last APC governor in the state. He also speaks on the PDP vis-a-vis the 2015 polls in the South-west.

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